• March 07, 2016 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    U.S. Senator Gillibrand seeks a Director of Outreach to work out the New York City Office.  Responsibilities include statewide outreach to New York leaders, organizations and agencies; track and provide policy analysis on key issues effecting Latino and Hispanic communities; forge strategic partnerships; execute grant and government program workshops; plan and execute events with the Senator in New York City.


    Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion; have impeccable interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Graduate degree and or at least 5 years professional experience preferred; past or current residency in New York and fluent Spanish speakers preferred. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. 

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should send resume to jobs@gillibrand.senate.gov.

  • March 07, 2016 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New York State Defenders Association is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Public Defense Backup Center. NYSDA’s mission is to improve the quality and scope of publicly supported legal representation to low income people. The staff attorney will provide consultation and legal research support to lawyers statewide who are representing individuals who are entitled to representation in criminal and family court proceedings under County Law article 18-b. The staff attorney will also be expected to work on Backup Center publications, prepare legal updates and practice guides, assist with and present training programs, analyze legislation and regulatory materials, and provide consultation, research support, and technical assistance to public defense providers around the state.


    Applicants must be admitted to practice in New York, have a minimum of two years’ experience in criminal defense or adult family court representation, and have a demonstrated commitment to public defense and NYSDA’s mission. The ideal applicant will have: extensive knowledge of NYS criminal law and procedure, significant public defense experience, excellent writing and editing skills; strong research skills; technology and social media proficiency; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; and the ability to manage workload and meet deadlines. Spanish speaking a plus. Some travel required. Salary: DOE. NYSDA offers a generous benefit package.

     Application Process

    Please send a cover letter, résumé, three references, and writing sample to: Charles F. O’Brien, Managing Attorney, New York State Defenders Association 194 Washington Ave, Suite 500, Albany, NY 12210, or cobrien@nysda.org (subject line: Backup Center Staff Attorney). NYSDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • March 07, 2016 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey is seeking to immediately hire one (1) Full-Time Attorney and one (1) Part-Time Attorney for a grant-funded project to increase legal representation for abused, neglected and trafficked children in Cumberland and Salem counties.  The Full-Time Staff Attorney will represent child victims in child welfare, child custody and other family law proceedings, along with legal assistance and advocacy on education law matters.  The Part-Time Staff Attorney will assist the child victims in applications for immigration relief, including possible appearances before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and in New Jersey Family Court.  See below for more detail about each position and the links to apply. 

    Job Description

    Candidates for the Full-Time Child Abuse Staff Attorney position must be a New Jersey-licensed attorney in good standing.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of experience in family law (preferably New Jersey family law), experience working with children or crime victims, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Bilingual proficiency (Spanish/English) is preferred, but not required.  The Child Abuse Staff Attorney will be dually-based at Rutgers Law School in Camden and at an office in Cumberland or Salem counties.  Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a car are also required.

    Salary is commensurate with experience.  The Full-Time Child Abuse Staff Attorney position qualifies for benefits. 

    Application process

    Any interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references no later than April 15, 2016. For more information visit posting here.  

  • March 07, 2016 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: March 18, 2016


    The Board of Immigration Appeals is looking for a new member. The prospective Board member should be a U.S. citizen, a licensed attorney with at least 7 years experience, and:

    - Comprehensive knowledge of the field of immigration law, including the Immigration and Nationality Act, regulations, and administrative and judicial case law, or the proven ability to become fully knowledgeable about a complex field of the law and to apply that knowledge to specific cases;

    - Excellent analytical, decision-making, and writing abilities;

    - Proven ability to manage cases; and

    - Proven ability or potential to serve as an effective and collegial decision-maker while dealing with a large caseload.

    So dust off that resume, start writing your supplemental statement, gather your most recent performance evaluation, and line up some letters of recommendation.

    Apply here. 

  • March 07, 2016 12:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    General Description

    The Immigrant Rights Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, is seeking to hire a full time Staff Attorney / Fellow to start sometime in the summer or fall of 2016. The start date is flexible. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, contingent on obtaining funding. The fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Anju Gupta, Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic.

    The fellow will work within the Immigrant Legal Services & Policy Project, an initiative funded by the Rutgers-Newark Chancellor’s Office, in collaboration with the American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program. The fellow will represent unaccompanied minors before the Newark Immigration Court or Newark Asylum Office or adults with children in the Newark Immigration Court’s priority docket and will train and support pro bono attorneys engaging in such representation. The fellow will also engage in outreach and education efforts around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs and may represent individuals seeking these forms of relief, depending on the outcome of pending Supreme Court litigation. The fellow will recruit and supervise student volunteers and will build relationships with community partners.


    A J.D. and membership in a bar of any state (NJ bar membership is a plus, though not required)

    - Experience in immigration law, particularly experience handling SIJS or asylum cases;

    - Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    -  Strong written and oral communication skills

    - Fluency in another language is a plus, though not required

    This is a full time, 12-month position. The salary is $60,000 plus benefits through Rutgers University. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of references no later than March 15, 2016.

    Apply here.

  • March 07, 2016 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

    Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows is outlined here.

    Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis, drafting reports and white papers, attending government and industry meetings and conferences, and participating in other advocacy activities.


    We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

    - Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy

    - Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise

    - First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills

    - Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

    Fellows will receive a stipend of USD 7,500 in 2016. Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization and will be subject to the academic schedules.

    Deadline: 12:00 midnight ET, Friday, March 25th. Individual host organizations will set exact start and completion dates, however, the timing will be early June through mid/late August.

  • March 07, 2016 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project in Buffalo, a legal services organization, seeks a fully bilingual Spanish-English Immigration Attorney with at least some experience in immigration litigation to handle a wide array of cases in removal proceedings, as well as other responsibilities under the several grants and contracts of the Immigration Program, including “know your rights” presentations at the detention facility in Batavia, NY.

    This is a staff attorney position under the supervision of the VLP Immigration Project's Supervising Attorney, Sophie Feal.

    - is admitted to the New York bar or the bar of another state

    - has the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the federal detention facility in Batavia on a regular basis (a driver’s license is required)

    - has the ability and desire to litigate immigration matters in Buffalo and Batavia Immigration Courts, which includes strong oral and written advocacy skills, a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team, and the organization required to juggle cases.

    - has the ability to immediately pick up an existing caseload of matters in removal proceedings

    - has the flexibility to handle and array of projects which may involve community education, legal orientations, preparing reports for funders, and mentoring pro bono lawyers

    - has an ability and desire to work with low-income immigrants from all over the world

    - is organized and capable of tracking his/her work carefully for the purpose of grant and contract reporting requirements.

    Application process

    Please send a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, and contact information for 3 references via email, sfeal@ecbavlp.com, or mail to: 

    Sophie Feal, Esq., 

    ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 

    237 Main St, Suite 1000 Buffalo, NY 14203 

    VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is based on experience. VLP is a non-profit agency with excellent fringe benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and parking costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous leave time. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.

  • March 07, 2016 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AUSAs have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States in the United District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake.  AUSAs immediately are assigned a challenging docket of cases in any of several units within each Division.


    Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and have at least one to two years of post-J.D. experience; possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as strong character, judgment, and interpersonal skills; have demonstrated the capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. United States citizenship is required


    Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience.


    Some travel both nation-wide and international may be necessary.

    Application Process

    Applications packages are available here.

    Please send your completed application package to:

    Ms. Terry Williams
    United States Attorney’s Office, SDNY

    One Saint Andrew’s Plaza
    New York, NY 10007

    No telephone calls please.  This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies.   The position is open until filled

  • March 06, 2016 8:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The firm of Duffy & Duffy, a plaintiff’s firm, specializing in med mal, general liability and nursing home litigation, seeks a paralegal to work in its Intake Department, which screens incoming new clients together with a variety of related tasks.

    A college degree is necessary and fluency in Spanish is a must.

    Interested applicants are to send their resumes by way of email to Michael Duffy, Esq. at mduffy@duffylaw.com.

  • February 19, 2016 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Since opening its first Harlem school in 2006, Success Academy Charter Schools has swiftly grown to 34 high-performing schools, serving 11,000 kids from Bed-Stuy to the Bronx. They are scaling to 100 great schools serving 50,000 children across New York City, bringing transformational change here and across the country.

    Success Academy is seeking a Legal Counsel to join their team -- someone who will advise schools on high-level legal matters. Through conducting legal research, drafting legal memoranda, preparing training materials, conducting investigations, drafting policies and procedures, and assisting in compliance reporting requirements as well as litigation when it arises, among other responsibilities, Legal Counsel will ensure that Success Academy staff can dedicate their time to teaching and learning at our schools. As a key player they will be part of a larger Advisory Team that is working tirelessly to provide support for our schools and scholars.

    As a member of the Advisory Team, the Legal Counsel will work closely with school leaders and other Success Academy departments. Legal Counsel must be someone who has:

    ● Strong research, writing, problem solving, and analytical abilities

    ● Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

    ● Attention to detail, yet works efficiently

    ● An ability to work well under pressure and keep track of multiple projects/deadlines

    ● An eagerness to learn and a passion for education reform

    To apply

    Please upload a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.  Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

    You can apply here.

    For any additional questions, please feel free to email Pierre Gooding at Pierre.Gooding@successacademies.org

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